Region III Band Auditions (Districts 4 and 6)

Due to the cancellation of the in-person 2020 PMEA All-State Festival, Submittable will be used to hold auditions for seating to determine selection to All-State Band & Wind-Ensemble. The audition material is selected from the music in the student’s folder. Students not interested in a seating placement or the advancement to All-State may choose not to submit an audition. The student or the director can create the account in Submittable under which the application will be submitted.
 
*Please note that a confirmation email will be sent to the email address on the Submittable account under which the application is submitted.
 
**Percussion students will submit via the separate percussion specific audition form.
 

Instructions:

1. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do not include any identifying information in the video file name or in the content of the recording (i.e. your name or school name).
2. The “Window of Opportunity” to Audition will re-open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 and will close at end of the day (11:59 p.m.) on Monday, April 20. A confirmation email will be sent to the address used to register with SUBMITTABLE. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
3. Submit one video recording for all excerpts; do not include any identifying information in the file name. Students’ hands/body/face must be visible in the video. *As per PMEA audition policies, there can be no use of any device that can be perceived to give aid to a student once the audition process has begun (i.e. no earphone, airpods, etc.)
4. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
 
Audition Material:
  • Alto Saxophone – Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – m. 59 to m. 65; Excerpt 2: The Strategic Air Command – letter J to letter K; Excerpt 3: The Race Before Us – m. 100 to letter L
  • Baritone Saxophone – Excerpt 1: Courtly Airs & Dances – I. Intrada – m. 10 to the end; Excerpt 2: Courtly Airs & Dances – II. Basse Danse (France) – m. 24 to the end; Excerpt 3 – The Race Before Us – begin 4 measures after letter C and end at letter F
  • Bass Clarinet – Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – m. 11 to m. 24; Excerpt 2 – The Race Before Us – letter C to letter F
  • Bassoon – Excerpt 1: The Race Before Us – m. 146 to letter Q; Excerpt 2: Hymn to the Dawn – measure 3 to measure 22; Excerpt 3 – The Strategic Air Command – start at letter J and end at letter K
  • Clarinet I – Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – m. 40 – m. 65; Excerpt 2: The Strategic Air Command – Letter J to Letter K; Danse Folatre – m. 24 to the end
  • Clarinet II – Excerpt 1 – One Life Beautiful – m. 41 to m. 65; Excerpt 2: Courtly Airs and Dances – IV Saltarello (Italy) – Clarinet 3 Part – m. 105 to the end; Excerpt 3 – Danse Folatre – m. 24 to the end
  • Clarinet III – Excerpt 1 – One Life Beautiful – m. 40 to m. 65; Excerpt 2 – Courtly Airs & Dances – IV Saltarello (Italy) – Clarinet 5 Part – m. 105 to the end
  • Contra Alto Clarinet – Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – m. 1 to m. 22; Excerpt 2 – Courtly Airs & Dances – I. Intrada – m. 10 to the end
  • Cornet 1 – Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – pick up to m. 24 to m. 42; Excerpt 2 – Courtly Airs & Dances – IV Saltarello (Italy) – m. 97 to the end; Excerpt 3 – Danse Folatre – beginning of line 2 to the end
  • Cornet 2Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – m. 24 to m. 35; Excerpt 2 – Courtly Airs & Dances – IV Saltarello (Italy) – Trumpet 2 part – m. 97 to the end; Excerpt 3 – Danse Folatre – beginning of line 2 to the end
  • Cornet 3Excerpt 1: Courtly Airs & Dances – I. Intrada – Trumpet 3 part – m. 2 to the end; Excerpt 2 – The Strategic Air Command – Letter A to Letter D; Excerpt 3 – Danse Folatre – beginning of line 2 to the end
  • Euphonium – Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – play top notes – m. 47 – m. 65; Excerpt 2 – The Strategic Air Command – m. 1 to Letter D
  • Flute I Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – m. 3 to m. 18; Excerpt 2: The Strategic Air Command – Letter J to the 1st ending after K
  • Flute II – Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – m. 49 to m. 65; Excerpt 2: The Strategic Air Command – Letter J to the 1st ending after K
  • French Horn – Excerpt 1: Courtly Airs & Dances – II. Basse Danse (France) – m. 24 to the end; Excerpt 2 – The Race Before Us – start 2 measures before K and end 3 measures after L; Excerpt 3 – Hymn to the Dawn – begin at pick-up to m. 21 and end at m. 37
  • Oboe – Excerpt 1: The Race Before Us – m. 147 to Letter Q; Excerpt 2 – Courtly Airs & Dances – IV Saltarello (Italy) – m. 89 to m. 113
  • Tenor Saxophone – Excerpt 1: Courtly Airs & Dances – I. Intrada – m. 10 to the end; Courtly Airs & Dances – II Basse Danse (France) – m. 24 to the end; Excerpt 3 – The Strategic Air Command – begin 1 measure after A to letter C
  • Trombone – Excerpt 1: The Strategic Air Command – Letter K to the end of the 1st ending; Excerpt 2: Courtly Airs & Dances – VI. Allemande (Germany) – m. 1 to m. 17
  • Trumpet 1 Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – m. 24 to m. 35; Excerpt 2 – The Strategic Air Command – Letter A to Letter D; Excerpt 3: Danse Folatre – beginning of line 2 to the end
  • Trumpet 2 – Excerpt 1: One Life Beautiful – m. 53 to m. 65; Excerpt 2 – The Strategic Air Command – Letter A to Letter D; Excerpt 3: Danse Folatre – beginning of line 2 to the end
  • Tuba – Excerpt 1: Courtly Airs & Dances – II. Basse Danse (France) – m. 24 to the end; Excerpt 2 – The Race Before Us – Letter P to the end
  • Percussion:
    • Courtly Airs and Dances – II Basse Danse – start measure 2 and end measure 16
    • The Race Before Us – measure 114 end at letter M
    • The Strategic Air Command – 3 measures before letter J to 4 measures after letter K
    • All three excerpts should be performed on a snare drum/drum pad
 
 

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